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College Decision Day

May 1st

First Generation College Celebration Day

Nov 8th

Common App is available

Aug 1st

Common App is available

Aug 1st

First-Gen College Celebration Day

Nov 8th

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Are you a First-Generation and/or Limited-Income Student?

If neither of your parents has a bachelor's degree, then you're a first-generation student. And, if you qualify for a Pell grant, then you're a limited-income student. Of course, you could be both!

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As a first generation student success isn’t determined by numbers or opportunities. Success is noted in our strength to continue and persevere. If there’s anything my past two years of undergrad have taught me, is to understand the roadmap into adulthood isn’t linear, it’s about the ability to keep moving forward. It’s fundamental to understand “everything is happening as it should” and it will all turn out okay.

Andrea Fonseca

Florida International University

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